Michelangelo Antonioni

DIRECTOR, WRITER

Birth Place: Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Born: 1912-09-29

Michelangelo Antonioni Biography

Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (29 September 1912 – 30 July 2007) was an Italian modernist film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer. Best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents" — L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), and L'Eclisse (1962), as well as the English-language Blowup (1966), Antonioni "redefined the concept of narrative cinema" and challenged traditional approaches to storytelling, realism, drama, and the world at large. He produced "enigmatic and intricate mood pieces" and rejected action in favor of contemplation, focusing on image and design over character and story. His films defined a "cinema of possibilities". Antonioni received numerous awards and nominations throughout his career, including the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize (1960, 1962), Palme d'Or (1966), and 35th Anniversary Prize (1982); the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion (1955), Golden Lion (1964), FIPRESCI Prize (1964, 1995), and Pietro Bianchi Award (1998); the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon eight times; and an honorary Academy Award in 1995. He is one of three directors to have won the Palme d'Or, the Golden Lion and the Golden Bear, and the only director to have won these three and the Golden Leopard.

Michelangelo Antonioni Videos, Video Essays

Fandor Italian Style: Michelangelo Antonioni

Michelangelo Antonioni Videos

Fandor Italian Style: Michelangelo Antonioni

Fandor Italian Style: Michelangelo Antonioni

Why Michelangelo Antonioni is the Master of Compositions

Why Michelangelo Antonioni is the Master of Compositions

How Antonioni Uses Locations

How Antonioni Uses Locations

Modernism and Post-Modernism | An Analysis of Blow-Up

Modernism and Post-Modernism | An Analysis of Blow-Up

Observations on Film Art: The Restraint of L’AVVENTURA

Observations on Film Art: The Restraint of L’AVVENTURA

Bergman speaks about Antonioni

Bergman speaks about Antonioni

Discussing L'Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni Analysis)

Discussing L'Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni Analysis)

Michelangelo Antonioni Filmography

Beyond the Clouds

Beyond the Clouds

Identification of a Woman

Identification of a Woman

The Passenger

The Passenger

Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point

Blow-Up

Blow-Up

Red Desert

Red Desert

L'Eclisse

L'Eclisse

La Notte

La Notte

L'Avventura

L'Avventura

Il Grido

Il Grido

Le Amiche

Le Amiche

The Vanquished

The Vanquished

Story of a Love Affair

Story of a Love Affair